Following hot on the heels of Auckland’s free Music in Parks event comes Wellington’s FREE Outdoor cinema. Held every Saturday from 31 January through to 22 March on Lagoon Lawn in the heart of Wellington, the outdoor cinema is a great chance to watch your favourite movies under the stars.

Free outdoor cinema with a difference

Although we’d love to tell you which films are showing each week, this FREE outdoor cinema has a twist; each week they post up a list of popular movies to their Facebook page and get the people to decide. Pretty cool huh? That way you can have a real say in what you get to watch and so far, you’ve picked some real classics!

A big crowd at Wellington Outdoor Cinema

The opening week on 30 January saw the screening of Space Jam, a 90s classic which saw Looney Tunes stars playing basketball alongside Michael Jordan. Unfortunately the event on the 6 February had to be cancelled due to rain but an absolute classic was scheduled; Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Great movies that you decide

So, we know that there have been two classics scheduled so far but which were the movies to miss out? The other options so far have included:

  • The Neverending Story
  • Fame
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Beauty and the Beast

Wellington Outdoor Cinema definitely has an ‘old classics’ feel to it and there is no better place to watch these movies than outdoors, enjoying the late evening sunshine and the warm summer nights. The first show was packed out, with people enjoying picnics and games on the lawn and a great atmosphere. The cinema showings run pretty late – some screenings don’t start until 9.15pm, however if you can let the kids stay up late, these films are great for the whole family.

What’s next? You decide!

If this sounds up your street, then keep an eye on the Wellington Outdoor Cinema Facebook page and check out their next three picks for Saturday 13 February – they’ve gone for a Valentine’s Weekend feel! Then all you have to do is pack up a picnic and get yourselves down to the Lagoon Lawn for a great night out.

Wellington Outdoor Cinema Valentine's Day Lineup